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Respect – what does ‘respect’ mean in relationships?

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Healthy relationships

A healthy relationship should make you feel safe, happy, cared for and secure; you should be able to be intimate with each other and enjoy sex; you should respect your partner, their body and their choices; and you should be able to negotiate sexual contact. Romantic and sexual relationships usually start with attraction. This is …

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Negotiating sexual activities

Starting a conversation with a partner (or potential partner) about sex isn’t easy. But it is a good idea to talk about sex early on in any relationship. Lots of people plan on talking about what they like but find it hard to bring up the topic in the heat of the moment. When you …

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Body confidence

Often one part of having a relationship is being sexually intimate with a partner – sometimes this involves nudity. It can be tricky, embarrassing and awkward when you first start getting naked in front of someone. However, if you are in a healthy relationship your partner should make you feel confident and comfortable about getting nude. For …

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Sexuality

Sexuality is the part of you expressed through your sexual activities and relationships. It is represented in your feelings, behaviours and your sexual identity. A person’s sexuality can be homosexual, heterosexual, pansexual, bisexual or asexual. Your sexual identity is how you choose to describe or label your sexuality. The label you choose may be straight, …

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Sexual consent

Sexual consent is agreeing to sexual activities that are mutually desirable, legal, as well as enjoyable and satisfying. If your partner says “yes” then you have consent. Remember for every sexual activity you should activity seek consent. Consent is an active, willing, sober, verbal, enthusiastic “yes!”… not the absence of a “no”. Giving and receiving …

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